Adestra vs. G-Lock EasyMail7

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Adestra
Score 3.3 out of 10
N/A
Email automation software with optimized personalization to drive engagement.N/A
EasyMail7
Score 5.0 out of 10
N/A
EasyMail7 from the Belarusian G-Lock Software founded in 2009 is used by more than 7,500 customers as in-house email marketing automation Platform for Windows to manage contacts, send emails and track results. It features the email marketing essentials of newsletter sending, campaign scheduling and management, and email personalization, along with bounce processing (and deletion of addresses that cause it), email throttling (to accommodate ISP limitations), preview for editing, interval…
$159
one-time fee
Pricing
AdestraG-Lock EasyMail7
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Personal
$159
one-time fee
Business
$259
one-time fee
Enterprise
$1569
one-time fee
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AdestraEasyMail7
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
AdestraG-Lock EasyMail7
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Adestra
10.0
1 Ratings
21% above category average
G-Lock EasyMail7
6.0
1 Ratings
30% below category average
WYSIWYG email editor10.01 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Dynamic content10.01 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content10.01 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Landing pages10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
A/B testing10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting10.01 Ratings6.01 Ratings
List management10.01 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences10.01 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Adestra
10.0
1 Ratings
26% above category average
G-Lock EasyMail7
-
Ratings
Dashboards10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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AdestraG-Lock EasyMail7
Small Businesses
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Score 10.0 out of 10
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Score 10.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
VerticalResponse
VerticalResponse
Score 10.0 out of 10
VerticalResponse
VerticalResponse
Score 10.0 out of 10
Enterprises
Emma by Marigold
Emma by Marigold
Score 8.6 out of 10
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Emma by Marigold
Score 8.6 out of 10
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User Ratings
AdestraG-Lock EasyMail7
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AdestraG-Lock EasyMail7
Likelihood to Recommend
Upland Software
Small businesses with even smaller marketing budgets and no email marketing experience would be better off selecting a lower-end email marketing provider. However, Adestra will provide a growing company with every email marketing tool along the way.
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G-Lock Software
It helps with managing email lists and reaching out to new potential customers.
It's a decent marketing automation solution for creating and managing drip campaigns. It works, but the fact that it isn't cloud-based, makes it seem like it rarely, if ever, gets improvements to its interface when it could really use some. Its interface feels outdated, when a fresher, more modern design and format could be really useful. The upside to it not being a cloud-based service is you don't have to "rent" it and it's a one-time fee.
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Pros
Upland Software
  • Adestra's "dynamic" list allows users to consolidate multiple lists in combination with data filters and exclusion lists. This implements segmentation and is a powerful marketing tool.
  • Adestra's MessageFocus API integration provides developer-tools for list, campaign or transactional automated requirements.
  • Campaigns can be sorted into project folders. This allows marketers to group campaigns together for management or reporting requirements. Moving or copying campaigns from one project to another is a simple process.
  • Data downloads via Reporting is available at every level, from overview to individual KPI.
  • Creating "core" tables helps marketers develop lists with similar attributes. Whether a list has many fields or simply the one required email address field, a "core" table helps to quickly map data labels from spreadsheet to online database. Creating data labels on the fly is a simple process, as well. The "core" table also groups similar contacts into one core database.
  • Any list can be quickly "emptied" for to manage refreshed data. The contacts within the "emptied" list would still be members of the "core" table and so the process does not negatively impact reporting.
  • Unsubscribes can be managed in one list (as a default) or individual lists. Creating individual unsubscribe lists -- dependent on business requirements -- would allow for a preference center, whereby recipients could be given a choice as to which campaigns they receive.
  • The Form tool creates signup forms, simple surveys and landing pages. These can be hosted via Adestra or otherwise on the web. The tool provides for branding and proprietary cascading stylesheets, with a number of actions available through a drag-and-drop interface.
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G-Lock Software
  • Manage various lists.
  • Manage different campaigns.
  • Allow you to unsubscribe recipients easily.
  • Allow you to create an email flow and date them.
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Cons
Upland Software
  • As of this writing, there are at least 3 different editors available (a drag-and-drop, a WYSIWYG and HTML). However, only a small template library is available if requested through support. Those expecting to find ready-built templates for re-branding would find them through the third-party EDM Designer drag-and-drop editor.
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G-Lock Software
  • The functionality of the product could be easier.
  • It can be tough to find features you're looking for within the product (but they're usually there).
  • Scheduling process could be clearer.
  • Most features could be streamlined or simplified better.
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Usability
Upland Software
I have been self-trained on different ESPs for over 10 years, so my experience isn't comparable to most users. However, I've trained people on various email marketing platforms, and with some training, clients have a positive user-experience with Adestra.
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G-Lock Software
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Upland Software
I have had campaign related issues solved very quickly. When there are technical issues, that involve more than one departmental, it may involve a longer turn-around and management.
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G-Lock Software
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Upland Software
For medium and large sized businesses, Adestra competes well with dotMailer. While many of the functions are available through either provider, creating campaigns, managing lists and reviewing metrics are somewhat different. As of this writing, dotMailer's drag-and-drop editor dominates that platform and performs well for low-end users with little-to-no HTML experience. Even high-end users will appreciate how quickly campaigns can be built via the drag-and-drop editor. While Adestra utilizes the EDM Designer drag-and-drop, the third-party functionality is not completely cohesive and lack of a template library gives dotMailer a bit of an advantage.
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G-Lock Software
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Upland Software
  • For companies that focus on goals and analytics, Adestra provides all the necessary tools.
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G-Lock Software
  • Low risk for investment cost.
  • Potential for greater reach to new or existing clients.
  • Clumsy interface causes use to take more time, however.
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